- 3-hour Budapest food tour including the Central Market Hall, Central Pest and the Jewish quarter
- Learn about Hungarian cuisine from a local guide, passionate about food
- Sample salami, sausage, freshwater fish and award-winning chocolate
- Visit Budapest Central Market Hall and a retro bar to enjoy a spritzer
- Stop for photos next to the Great Synagogue and try some local Jewish specialties
- Enjoy a bowl of Hungarian goulash near St Stephen’s Cathedral
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
A must-do tour for all foodies and for those who want to get a real taste for the Hungarian culture!
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What You Can Expect
While still using enough meat to make vegetarians weep, Hungarian cuisine – in Budapest at least – has more to it than meets the eye. Seasonal vegetables play a starring role in many of the capital’s kitchens, and classic dishes like palatschinke (stuffed pancakes) are often filled with ripe cheeses or sauerkraut. Embrace the local love for freshwater fish by sampling specialties in a side-walk café, and then try chocolates from an award-winning chocolate factory in Central Pest.
Wash down the tasty treats with a Hungarian spritzer in a retro café while discussing the different drinks that feature in many Budapest bars. Work off the food with a walk to the city’s historical Jewish quarter (often called Elizabeth Town or district VII) and then stop for photos next to the Great Synagogue, an impressive place of worship tucked away between the neighborhood’s kosher bakeries and cake shops. Sample some of the local Jewish fare and then stroll back toward the center of town.
Cross Andrássy Avenue, an elegant UNESCO World Heritage-listed street, and then finish in an authentic restaurant near St Stephen Cathedral, enjoying your tour’s pièce de résistance: a bowl of hearty Hungarian goulash and dumplings.
We were met promptly by our tour guide on Monday afternoon and guided around the Central Market Hall with options to see the basement for the fish and pickled vegetables. Throughout the city, we had samples of cottage cheese, cured meats, chocolate, fish (smoked, fried), spritzer, matzo ball soup made with goose, apple strudel, and goulash. It was professional, highly informative along with local history, well-paced with walking and rest, along with many opportunities to talk with vendors and take pictures. This was by far the best tour of our trip!
By far the best tour I've done with Viator! Andrea was outstanding and we not only tried traditional foods but also some newer foods like chocolate s from up and coming places. Along the way we got a fantastic history lesson of life in Budapest under Nazi and Communist regimes. Highly recommend!